Rule 7.1 Archive

Lawyers & Social Media – Part 1

Social media has revolutionized how lawyers communicate with clients and advertise their services. But technological advances bring not only opportunities, but also pitfalls. Although it remains to be seen precisely how courts and disciplinary authorities will handle matters of discipline involving lawyers and social media, use of social media platforms implicates ethical rules in both […]

Changes to the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct: Part 3

The 2015 amendments to the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct also address the hiring of 3rd party service providers, non-Ohio lawyer advertising and Ohio lawyer advertising. Comment 1 to Rule 5.3 [Responsibilities regarding NonLawyer Assistants] has been amended to increase the circle of responsibility to “nonlawyers outside the firm or agency who work on firm or […]

Ethical Tips for Lawyers Online: Part Four

We covered LinkedIn in Part 1, Facebook in Part 2, Twitter in Part 3 and the final installment of “Ethical Tips for Lawyers Online” will tackle Groupon. With lawyers using online resources more than ever to generate business, communicate with clients and potential clients, interact with other lawyers and the public, and discuss their practice […]

Ethical Tips for Lawyers Online: Part 3

Continuing the discussion from Part 1 and Part 2, lawyers are using online resources more than ever to generate business, communicate with clients and potential clients, interact with other lawyers and the public, and discuss their practice areas. What about Twitter? Like other social media platforms, Twitter can implicate the Rules of Professional Conduct. Most […]

Ethical Tips for Lawyers Online: Part 2

As we discussed in Part 1, lawyers are using online resources more than ever to generate business, communicate with clients and potential clients, interact with other lawyers and the public, and discuss their practice areas. Let’s continue the discussion with Facebook: Courts and bar associations are grappling more and more frequently with lawyers and Facebook. […]